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Commercial & Service Centers

The Institute has three (3) Commercial and Service Centres that provide support to both its core programmes and to industry. The client base of these centres is mainly comprised of micro, small and medium size industries.

The five centers are:-

1. Engineering Development and Service Centre (EDSC)

The Centre provides technical services in engineering design and prototype development, as well as training to the manufacturing industry.

2. Leather Development Centre (LDC)

This comprises a pilot tannery with an efficient effluent treatment plant and a leather goods design unit. Its main service to the leather industry include contract work in leather processing and product development. In addition, the Centre offers training on product and process development to both local and regional leather industries.

3. Laboratory Services Centre (LSC)

The Laboratory Services Centre provides analytical and quality control services to industry in Kenya and in the East African sub-region. It carries out the following functions:-

¨ Support to R&D activities by providing analytical and testing services;

¨ Provides analytical and quality control services to private and public sectors; and

¨ Provides training for laboratory staff from industry, universities and colleges.



Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

Our Contacts

KIRDI Head Quarters

South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:  +254-20-6003842
       +254-20-2388216, 2393466

Fax: +254-20-6007023

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